Action Alert: The Flower Branch Fire

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On the evening of August 10, a devastating and tragic explosion and fire struck the Flower Branch Apartments in the Long Branch neighborhood of Silver Spring. With victims killed, dozens injured and 100 displaced, the need for immediate and long-term assistance for those affected is evident.

The Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County was proud to join the Montgomery County government and community groups in the urgent efforts to assist the victims.

The day after the fire we made a contribution of urgently needed goods, including diapers and baby formula. And AHCMC is in close communication with the County and others assisting the victims, and we expect to provide additional support in the coming weeks and months, including the contribution of resources, assistance in finding housing and coordinating critical services.

How You Can Help

We encourage you to pitch in and help. Current information on where and how you can help, including volunteer opportunities, can be found at this link:

http://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcgportalapps/Press_Detail.aspx?Item_ID=16282

Montgomery County is a strong community, and together we can get our neighbors back on their feet.

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